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Waterboys (2001)

In a Japanese high school, a class of adolescent geeks joins the new synchronized swimming teacher and takes up the challenge to take part in the competition, in spite of the mockeries of the "real sportsmen".

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Suzuki
... Sato
Akifumi Miura ... Ohta
... Kanazawa
Takatoshi Kaneko ... Saotome
Aya Hirayama ... Shizuko Kiuchi
Kaori Manabe ... Mrs. Sakuma
Takashi Kawamura ... Ikeuchi
Hiroshi Matsunaga ... Mochizuki
Yûya Nishikawa ... Sakamoto
Katsuyuki Yamazaki ... Yama-chan
Taiyô Sugiura ... Taiyô
Koutarou Tanaka ... Koutarou
Makoto Ishihara ... Makoto
Naoshi Saitô ... Naoshi
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In a Japanese high school, a class of adolescent geeks joins the new synchronized swimming teacher and takes up the challenge to take part in the competition, in spite of the mockeries of the "real sportsmen".

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Hablegények  »

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Followed by Waterboys 2005 Natsu (2005) See more »

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GAKUEN TENGOKU
Music by Inoue Tadao
Lyrics by Aku Yu
Performed by Finger Five
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A positive and upbeat sports comedy
16 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

This film is about five students from a boys school getting into the synchronised swimming team.

"Waterboys" is a positive sports comedy. The five students have quite different personalities, but they all pursue a common goal of excelling at synchronised swimming, which is something they have never dreamed of doing. I thought it might be hard to fill up the screen time as most of the film is about how they train, yet it never feels boring. in fact, there are many funny moments standing out from a positive and upbeat background. The ending, which is their performance, is spectacular. I hope there will be more films like this.


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